Saturday, October 2, 2010

Banana Bread

As promised, I attempted a new banana bread recipe today and wanted to share with you. What you need for success:

1 1/2 cups of mashed banana (about 3 bananas)
1/3 cup of plain greek yogurt
5 tbsps of melted butter
2 eggs
1/2 cup of granulated sugar

Mix these ingredients together with a mixer on medium speed. Then add:

1 cup of all purpose flour
1/2 cup of wheat flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp of salt
dashes of cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg (as much as desired, I happen to love nutmeg so I used a lot)
2 tbsp of vegetable oil

Mix these ingredients together with a mixer on low. Fold in 1/2 cup of walnuts.

Spray a 9X5 pan with cooking spray, then put in the oven for 55 minutes at 350 degrees.

Let cool for about 10 minutes before removing it from the pan.

Slice, then enjoy with some nut butter or in my case, regular butter. Yum! Just a warning for those of you who are not used to cooking with wheat flour...the wheat flour makes baked goods a little heavier and because of that the banana bread doesn't rise up as much as it would if you were using white flour. That being said, the taste is unbeatable, and making a treat like banana bread a little bit healthier will make your waistline a little happier. Don't fear wheat flour.

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